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breaking news in afghanistan, the taliban targeting the government, a car carrying out a series of deadly attacks overnight. growing frustration in haiti. many victims are in dire need of supplies. in our area the outpouring of support continues. plus honoring the legacy. how the district is celebrating martin luther king day. good morning, everyone and welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. good morning. i'm joe krebs. it's monday, january 18, 2010. let's take a live look outside right now. it looks like the rain may have moved out of the region. man, what a day we had yesterday. a lot of rain coming down. 41 degrees now. considerably warmer than it was this time last week. >> yes, it has warmed up nicely. a mild day coming up for all the events going onor this martin luther king jr. day. temperatures this morning off to a above freezing start. prince george's county near 40. 40 in southern maryland, around
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the chesapeake bay and eastern shore. upper 30s in montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties and points west. out in the mountains upper 30s now near 40 eastern shore and all around the region we had considerable cloudiness. that rain storm is in new england and continuing to move off to the north and east. cloud cover still with us. it will break up this morning. mostly sunny afternoon. bit breezy. highs reaching the low 50s. overnight tonight should be mostly clear. mid-30s tomorrow morning, partly cloudy tomorrow afternoon into the low 50s again. a bit cooler on wednesday and thursday. by the end of the week, might have some showers thursday evening into friday. now a look at the traffic on this monday. how are we doing? >> good morning. starting off very quietly for drivers, no surprises. out of virginia. 95, no problems. coming out of fredericksburg you're full speed ahead headed up to springfield. volume is very light. 66 as you travel eastbound, no big volume reports right now and no major accidents or
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construction. so you're cruising all the way to the beltway and inside the beltway your lanes are open. back to you. we have breaking news this morning. at least five people are dead and more than three dozen wounded as taliban militants battle afghan troops in the heart of kabul. the violence began when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the capital city. the taliban claimed 20 armed militants entered kabul to target the palace and other government buildings. four soldis and one civilian are among the dead. >> in haiti this morning there's growing frustration that the much needed aid is not getting to earthquake victims fast enough. already there are 5,000 american troops in the region with more marines expected to deploy today. but french, brazilian and other officials have complained that the u.s. run airport there is refusing to allow their supply plains to land. brooke hart is following the latest from capitol hill. >> reporter: more than five days after the quake the rubble is
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still ging up survivors. four hours of patient work. and virginia rescuers pulled a u.n. worker to safety. >> he wasn't trapped physically around his body. he was trapped in an area. physically he's in good shape. >> reporter: miracles too out of a collapsed five story market. resc rescuers found a woman. >> her knees are injured for being on her knees for five days. other than that she's absolutely fine. >> reporter: it was a team from her home town fire department that first reached her. >> i did not know that she was from my town. >> reporter: the good news is rare. desperation in haiti is at a boiling point. >> there's no order, there's no security. anything can go down. >> reporter: there's growing competition for water and for fuel. orphaned children wait. u.s. paratroopers are delivering food. need and tension are up.
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>> there's increasing incidents of security and we are going to have to deal with it as we go forward. >> reporter: haiti is on american's minds, in churches and among celebrities wearing pins at the golden globes gala. mindful of the quake's climbing toll. today former president clinton arrived in haiti. he'll meet with haiti's president. his cabinet is forced to meet outside on plastic chairs. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. >> there are glimmers of hope popping up across haiti. this morning we're hearing from members of fairfax county search and rescue team. they say they are exhausted but keep moving forward. they pulled a u.n. officer from denmark from the rubble of a crushed building. he was there since last week. he was in remarkably good shape. >> took us four hours to get to
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him. we saw him. we got a visual on him and had him out in four. he's in good shape. >> they are being called heroes for their work in haiti. they saved about a dozen people from the rubble. even here in washington you can help earthquake victims in haiti. >> the haitian embassy needs help sorting through the thousands of donations people made over the weekend. megan mcgrath has more. >> reporter: good morning. of course the situation in haiti is really quite dire and has struck a chord with people in our area. the outpouring of support has been tremendous. if you see over my shoulder here the u-haul is filled with supplies, supplies that people donated over the weekend and the outpouring was really quite something. they had a huge crowd here at the embassy over the weekend. hundreds and hundreds of people stopping by with donated items, clothing, food, water and other relief supplies. this effort here, this donation
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effort was supposed to last about five hours yesterday. they extended it well beyond that because so many people were turning up trying to offer whatevertem that they can. well the embassy said they have been overwhelmed, such an outpouring they need additional help and they are asking for volunteers to come out and help them sort through the items that have been donated, help them pack them up into boxes so they are ready for shipment to go over to port-au-prince to get them to the people who need them the most. this is a situation where you can help. let's look at the details. they are asking volunteers to come out this morning at 10:30 to 19th and massachusetts avenue in southeast. this is going to be on the site formerly d.c. general in southeast washington. the embassy will be coordinating with the state department to have all of these items shipped to port-au-prince. but before they can do that they have to sort things out. they have to separate the food from the clothing from the
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water. get everything into boxes, get it ready so when they get the go ahead from the state department and figure out the transportation, that they can actually ship those items abroad. so they are going to need many volunteers because there were a lot of things donated over the weekend and they are really going to use some help. back to you. if you can make to it the embassy today you can still help the people of haiti. logon to our website, nbcwhington.com and you can find a list of legitimate organizations that are collecting donations. just search help once you get to the site. today people around the country will take time to honor and remember the life of martin luther king jr. here in washington a peace walk will begin at 9:00 this morning on martin luther king jr. avenue in southeast washington. at 12:30 people will gather outside of the 10th baptist church in nthwest and walk to the frm civil war memorial to lay a wreath there. all day long a d.c. commune
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event will be held outside of the martin luther king jr. library in northwest washington. president obama stopped by a d.c. church to pay tribute to dr. martin luther king jr. the obamas attended service at vermont avenue baptist church yesterday. the president talked about the difficulties americans face during the days of segregation and dr. king's movement against it. he said king's legacy can serve as a reminder to every american to never lose hope. >> don't give up on voting, don't give up on advocacy, don't give up on activism. too many needs to be met, too much work to be done. >> the president added the challenges we face today like the recession are as serious as the ones faced in the days of dr. king. our time right now is 5:08. every where you go there are calls to help the relief effort in haiti. what the washington wizards are asking fans to do. plus an arrest after a weekend
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security braep at jfk airport. what the suspect says happened. >> a wet morning. all is not loss. a check of your forecast next. you think bleach gets your toilet perfectly clean.
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shore are near 40 degrees. rain is gone. cloud cover breaking up. mostly sunny this afternoon. blustery. afternoon highs in the low 50s. partly cloudy tomorrow, mid-30s in the morning, afternoon highs low 50. mid-40s for a high on wednesday and chillier on wednesday, rain later in the day. a look at friday and the weekend in ten minutes. how is the traffic? >> typical 5:00 a.m. volume. it's a holiday so hopefully it will stay like this a little bit longer. this is a view of 270 heading away from us there. those brake lights are heading towards falls road. traveling around the capital beltway your lanes are open and at speeds this early morning. out of springfield volume on the increase along the 95 stretch but no major problems. joe and eun, back to you. the metro closure that could change your plans if you're riding the rails today. >> plus waiting for a train could pay off. what metro is saying about
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possible rebates. >> police say a man returning from haiti brought jfk airport to a standstill. what he did. >> how hollywood used a night meant for
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good morning, everyone. i'm suit. the situation in haiti is our
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top story. the u.s. military looking to create more entry ways into haiti this morning getting food, water and medical supplies to the victims of the earthquake is frustrating. there's little sign of significant aid distribution. many organizations blame the u.s. military for the supply bottleneck at the port-au-prince airport. exhausted but here exi hcit. a man found and saved from a crushed u.n. building. today the haitian embassy is asking for your assistance. over the weekend the embassy put out a call to you to donate supplies and you answered dropping off thousands of items. now the task of organizing it all, head over to 19th and massachusetts southeast if you want to help. with the martin luther king day
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being a day of service we expect thousands of washingtonians will be volunteering for the cause in haiti today. joe, back to you. right now a travel alert if you plan to take metro. crews are doing track work. the grosvenor-strathmore is closed and there's a so-called bus bridge around that. nbc 4's tracee wilkins is live at the white flint station with more on this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. while you can't ride between white flint and medical center because of grosvenor-strathmore being closed, what you can do is take a shuttle. they are giving you the above ground service and y can continue your ride on the red line when you get to one of the stations that's operational like white flint or to medical center. now these free shuttles will be running all day long. folks have been using them throughout the weekend. if you're working today, this is what you'll have to do. a portion of this work on the red line is a part of the larger
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multired line rehabilitation project that will run through 2013. travel is expected to be back to normal by tomorrow morning at 00 a.m. i'm tracee wilkins live this morning. back to you. thanks very much. you may soon be able to get a refund if you have to wait too long for a metro train. metro is considering changing its rebate policy. metro needs to give something back to its customers, especially in light of looming fare increase. metro does have a refund policy, but they are rarely given. fares were only waived about five times and only for major service disruptions. it's a special election that could have a big impact on the fate of health care reform. president obama is getting involved. the president went to boston to support democratic candidate margaret coakley's campaign for the late edward kennedy seat. she's neck and neck with the
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republican opponent scott brown. >> when the chips are down, when the tough votes come, on all the fights that matter to middle class families across this commonwealth, who is going to be on your side? that's what this race on tuesday is all about. >> republican candidate scott brown has already pledged he'll vote against health care reform if he's elected. a man returning from haiti who walked through a restricted door and set off an alarm has been charged with trespassing. he's the man who cause ad security breach that delayed flights at jfk airport on saturday. the 57-year-old brooklyn resident was arraigned yesterday on charges including first degree criminal damping and third degree trespassing. passengers had to be rescreened.
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the man told investigators he did not mean to go through that door. the parties are likely still going on in hollywood this morning. last night the biggest stars of film and television gathered for the 67th annual golden globes awards. stephanie stanton was there and she gives us a run down of the night's big winners. >> reporter: the sci-fi blockbuster success carried over to golden globes winning best drama and best director. >> "avatar" shows we're all connected. >> reporter: jeff bridges won for "craze i parts" getting a standing ovation. >> you're screwing up my under appreciated status. >> reporter: best actress went to sandra bullock for the "blind side." >> if i may steal from michael moore, i may not be the most
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talented but -- >> i want to thank susan downey for telling me matt damon was going to win. >> reporter: meryl streep won for playing july gentleman in "julie and julia." and best tv drama, "30 rock" came to an end. >> this is for anybody and everybody who got a wedgy in high school. >> reporter: even though he wasn't present, alec baldwin took acting honors. along with tony colette. in hollywood, stephanie stanton,
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nbc news. >> the communityervice program wizards care and guard mike miller are part nearing with unicef to host a haiti relief collection at today's game. all fans attending t game can make monetary donations at all entrances prior to the game. all donations collected will go directly to unicef. mike miller has pledged to donate $1,000 for every three-pointer he makes during the game. >> it's time for traffic and weather together on the 1s. >> let's begin with meteorologist tom kierein in storm center 4. >> good morning for the peace walk this morning and for the other king day fends, dry weather. sunday soaker rain is gone. temperatures this morning are down near 40 degrees and much of the region, though, still has wet pavement in the overnight hours. we haven't had much drink out with the cloud cover in. upper 30s elsewhere. and we will see the clouds continuing to break up. that storm that gave us the rain
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is over new england. continuing to move away. we'll have increasing sunshine today. a bit breezy. highs reaching the low 50s. another mild day tomorrow, partly cloudy, afternoon highs low 50s, mid-40s for highs on wednesday and partly cloudy. increasing clouds on thursday, highs near 40. rain into friday. get more rain on sunday. now ashley, how is the traffic? >> no big problems. it is a holiday so we do have volume pretty light. but it's also 5 a.m. around this time we start to see volume on the increase but not today. volume not a big factor. that's 270 at father hurley, and beltway is in great shape. joe and eun, back to you.
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thanks very much. 5:22 is your time. 41 degrees. still ahead an overwhelming outpouring of support. >> where a donation drive drew a support it stopped traffic. >> what the party crashers asked people at a party to do. >> new
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a deal to ends the conan
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o'brien stint as host of the "tonight show" can be completed as early today. "new york times" report that nbc and conan o'brien are close to a deal. the network would be required to pay $40 million to could none o'brien and his staff members. it would allow him to return to television by september. the virginia couple accused of crashing a white house party held their own party in las vegas. the salahis were offered $5,000 for the event. they did not take the money and asked the nearly 3,000 party goers to donate to the victims of the haiti earthquake they are scheduled to meet before the house on wednesday. an update on that breaking news out of afghanistan the morning. >> a violent night being blamed on taliban. growing concern and frustration in haiti. supplies are there but slow get to those in need.
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a day to honor the dream. how our area is celebrating the legacy of martin luther king jr. >> many are hoping to get outside on this in the battle against clothing stains,
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>> there's no security. anything can go down at any time right now. earthquake survivors being pushed to their limits. the rush to help haiti growing more desperate by the day. free at last, free at last, thank god almighty we're free at last. a day to remember the dream. what events are taking place to honor dr. martin luther king jr. good morning and welcome to "news4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. it is monday, january 18, 2010. we're going to take a live look outside right now at 5:30. 41 degrees. a mild start to the morning. shaping up to be a pretty good die. tom kierein joins us to tell me if i'm right. >> rear drying out after that rain on sunday. for all the fends and ceremonies, things will be dry, thankfully and not too cold either. right now near 40 degrees in washington and prince george's county. montgomery, arlington, fairfax upper 30s. we're above freezing all around
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the region. central shenandoah valley few locations right near the freezing mark. near 40 eastern shore. upper 30s out of the mountains. the rain we had yesterday is part of a low pressure system that's passing south of cape cod and southern new england they are getting some rain but that's continuing to pull away. the cloud cover is breaking up. mostly sunny afternoon. a bit blustery. northwest wind gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour. highs reaching the low 50s. mild day. then on tuesday partly cloudy, mild again. bit chillier on wednesday and thursday. how is the traffic >> starting off with our first accident of the early morning on the capital beltway on the maryland side of things on the inner loop as you approach central avenue. this is the view at river road, volume not a factor, those head lights are heading down to virginia.
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dulles toll road, 66 or 395 they are doing good this morning. not to some breaking news out of afghanistan. the taliban is taking responsibility for a series of attacks. it focused on attacks in the capital of kabul. >> we're hearing at this moment th afghan president karzai said security has been restored to kabul but this comes after a deadly attack and fierce gun battles and potential for more attacks today. five people including a child were killed. nearly 40 people wounded in these attacks. taliban gunmen some wearing suicide vests launched coordinated assault on the presidential palace and ministry buildings. militants were holed up inside a burning shopping center that was quickly surrounded by security forces but first responders, emergency workers and police came under heavy fire from taliban sharpshooters.
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another suicide bomber driving an ambulance set off a huge blast. president karzai said in a statement that the enemies of afghanistan are trying to spread father among kabul citizens. he ordered security officials to do their best to make arrests right away. nbc news is reporting that western intelligence officials say there could be a good number of taliban suicide bombers still on there's in the capital today. eun, back to you. now to the latest out of haiti. thousands of u.s. marines are expectedo arrive today in port-au-prince to help relief organizations hand out supplies to earthquake victims. there's been an increase in violence as victims become more desperate for food and water. the pan american health organization believe 50,000 to 100,000 people died in that quake. the haitian government believes the death toll is much higher. theaitian embassy needs your help today making sure the people of haiti get relief in our area. >> the embassy collected donations for eight hours yesterday but now they need help
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in sorting a packing all those supplies they collected. >> news 4 megan mcgrath is live outside of the embassy right now in northwest washington. more on what you can do to help. >> reporter: good morning. the situation in haiti, of course, is really quite dire and people in our area are doing the best they can to try and help out in any way they can and over the weekend there was a collection site here at the embassy of haiti. you can see behind me here the u-haul that is parked outside of the embassy. it's filled with relief supplies, food, clothing and other items that were donated over the weekend. the response was so great if embassy is asking for help. they need volunteers to come out today to help them sort through everything so that it can be packed and shipped overseas. the response has been tremendous. people seeking to help came to the haitian embassy with bags of clothing, food and water and other relief supplies. >> we came out. we had single lines. within an hour we had three
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lines deep on mass avenue going past k street almost up to the white house, and we're just very humble. >> reporter: with so many donations, the embassy is asking for help. they need volunteers to sort through all the bags and separate the items into coordination. the supplies will then be shipped to port-au-prince, where nearly a week after the earthquake the situation is still desperate. >> we're hearing that the physicians in haiti do not have basic supplies. penicillin is at a critical shortage right now. >> reporter: and volunteers are asked to gather at 10:30 this morning at 19th and massachusetts avenue in southeast washington. that area is formerly the d.c. hospital. there's a facility there on the campus where they are going to be gathering and, again, going through the items that were donated over the weekend. they will be sorted into coordination. put into boxes and boxed up and
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prepared for shipment. the embassy officials are meeting and coordinating with the state department to figure out exactly how to get the supplies overseas, over to haiti. no timeline yet on exactly when that will happen but they do want to have everything ready as soon as they get the go ahead. back to you. local churches are also helping the people of haiti. the archdiocese of washington is taking up special collections. other local churches are reaching out to the haitian community. yesterday was the first sunday mass since the massive earthquake. parishoners unable to contribute money say they are praying for the victims. if you would like to help, you can learn how on our website, nbcwashington.com. you'll find a complete list of legitimate organizations that are collecting donations and there is a link to that list on the middle of the home page. can you fine it by searching for help. across the country today people will be taking part in special fends intended to honor
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the life of martin luther king jr. here in washington a peace walk will begin at 9:00 this morning on martin luther king jr. avenue in southeast washington. then at 12:30 people will gather outside of the 10th street baptist church in southeast and walk to the african-american civil war memorial to lay a wreath. the turkish man who shot john paul ii is free this morning. he spent 29 years in prison. many questions about the 52-year-old's mental health. he often said he's the messiah. he claims the world will be destroyed this century. he shot the pope back in 1981. the pope met with him two years later and forgave him for the shooting. >> early detection for obesity.
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>> plus more people are doing scratching. ahead how to treat dry skin. >> and dry is not a word we heard yesterday. rain lasted into the night. what's ahead for thi
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it is time for weather and traffic on this monday morning. good morning. are near 40 degrees. it's 41 in washington. in prince george's county it's
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in the upper 30s and from largo to hyattsville, merryfield, ashburn, cloud cover still lingers. the clouds will be breaking up today. sunshine this afternoon with a blustery northwest wind. highs reaching the low 50s. tomorrow partly cloudy into low 50s and wednesday a bit cooler, partly cloudy to mid-40s for highs, thursday could get some rain late in the day. a look at friday and the weekend in ten minutes. how is the traffic? >> good morning. we have a beltway accident. let's take a look at the beltway. this is the view at 202. it's at central avenue, the exit to westbound central will be blocked for the time being. elsewhere around the capital beltway volume is light not a big factor. wilson bridge is in great shape. so is the american legion bridge. 95 up to springfield and continuing to 395 or the beltway your lanes are doing just fine. no big accidents to report. volume very light. it is a holiday so keep that in
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mind nards to hov restrictions. joe and eun, back to you. our time right now is 5:41. 41 degre amazingly and amid the destruction and desperation are the incredible stories coming out of haiti. >> survivors pulled from a grocery store. why this has a home town connection. >> no holiday for metro riders if you're heading in to the district. some major work you'll need to know about. >> next an irritating side effect of winter. dry skin. how to put an to end it today. that's
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. good morning. i'm kimberly suiters. the top story in the news right now continues to be the situation in haiti. the u.s. military looking to create more entry ways in to haiti this morning, getting water, food and medical supplies to the victims of the earthquake is frustrating for some.
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doctors without borders reports there's little sign of significant aid stribution. many organizations blame the u.s. military for the supply bolt neck at the port-au-prince airport. martin luther king day, a day of service and you may want to spend it helping out the haitian embassy. over the weekend the embassy put out a call to you to donate supplies and you answered that call, dropping off thousands of items. now the task of organizing it all. head over to 19th and mass southeast if you want to help out. at the national cathedral on sunday there was a service of prayer and music and a special collection. the money will go to a haitian relief fund that will provide food, water and medicine to those in desperate need. several churches in the area are reaching out to help the people of haiti and comfort relatives who lost family members there. eun, back to you.
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thank you. some news for your health this morning with cold weather comes the hassle of dry skin. >> i hate the cold and the reason we're so dry is because when the air is cold, it doesn't hold moisture. >> reporter: no secret wintry weather can wreak havoc on our skin. dermatologist says a cold dry air says the cold dry air sucks the moisture out of our body. the things to stay warm can do more damage. >> what's the first thing you want to do, hot shower, steam bath. can't do it. warm showers. >> reporter: use a mild cleanser that doesn't strip the body of its natural oils like dove or olay. after you get out of the shower, the doctor says moisturize before udrih off. >> the key is to put it on after the shower while your wet.
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that's the most important part. it traps the water and pushes it into your skin. >> reporter: there are policemen of good inexpensive moisreizers to choose from. >> you got to find one that works for you. i like unss s krmcented. my favorite product for the winter, dermatologist duct tape. it's got lanolin and traps water. >> reporter: ladies, you may not like this advice but when it comes to shaving your legs, the less often the better during this cold weather. >> thank very much. a government agency now recommends that children and teenagers be screened for obesity during checkups. studies show children can lose weight if put on a diet and behavior therapy programs.
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researchers examined 20 clinical trials and found childhood obesity can be treated. counseling for weight loss, healthy eating and behavioral techniques. a heads up for metro riders expect major delays troend line. crews are doing track work between white flint and medical station and that means the grosvenor-strathmore station is closed. tracee wilkins has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. what they have to help people get around this mess shuttles. people are loading on to these shuttles. some people have to get to work. good thing they have these free shuttles available. the rehabilitation work on the red line is still under way. while you can't ride metro between white flint and medical center there are free shuttles to get you between the two. a portion of this work on the red line is part of a larger
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multiyear red line project that will run through 2013. travel is expected to be back to normal by 5:00 a.m. tuesday morning. they have folks helping you and directing to you the proper shuttle. we're here at the white flint station. things have been moving smoothly all morning. i'm tracee wilkins live at white flint. back to you. a maryland man is behind bars this morning in connection with a drag racing crash that killed two people in mechanicsville this summer. the man was arrested at his home yesterday. he was racing another driver on june 21st when he lost control. his car hit and killed two people. he's charged with negligent homicide by automobile. a spanish lawmaker wants answers, apersonally the u.s. government is using his photograph to show what osama bin laden would look like an
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older man. spanish newspaper tells the fbi admitted to grabbing the picture from the google images. the poster appears on the state department website listing a reward for up to $25 million. the fbi said the image will be removed from the website. he's demanding an explanation from tuesday and said he reserves the right to take legal action. >> plus a special election that could have a big impact on the fate of health care reform. the race for the late edward kennedy senate seat is in a dead heat. president obama hit the campaign trail. the president was in boston this weekend to support democratic candidate margaret coakley. recent polls show coakley neck and neck with her republican opponent scott brown. the democrats need coakley to win tomorrow to keep their 60 vote filibuster proof majority.
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they will need that to pass health care reform. brown has already vowed to vote against the bill if he is elected. the 2010 health and fitness expo was a big success. 85,000 people came out to the washington convention center this weekend. they took advantage of free medical screenings. they also attended fitness class, healthy cooking demonstration and a tv show. they didn't think of their own well being. we collected $1800 that will be donated to help survivors of the haiti earthquake. wonderful to get a chance to meet our viewers. >> thank you for coming out. >> had a great time. good weather on the way for the martin luther king jr. holiday coming up today for the events and ceremonies honoring dr. king's legacy. dry after sunday's soaker. that rain is gone and around the region we have cloud cer still
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lingering. we continue to see the clouds breaking up across virginia this morning and we'll have some sunshine increasing as the day progresses. as we look at the temperatures now it's 41 in washington, prince george's county now in the upper 30s. and it's in the upper 30s in montgomery, fairfax and arlington counties as well. and closer to the bay it's in the low 40s in a few isolated locations there and off to our west temperatures in the 40s too. most locations or above freezing. maybe a few spots in the shenandoah valley near the freezing mark. out in the mountains mid-to-upper 30. there's that rain we had yesterday heading across southern new england. cloud cover is beginning to break up across virginia. if you're traveling today, no travel problems along the east coast or throughout most of the nation. however there's another storm coming in off the pacific so there could be flight delays from seattle to san diego. for us today by 9:00 we'll have a partly cloudy sky, near 40, sunrise at 7:24.
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then by noon time partly cloudy in the upper 40s and mostly sunny by mid-afternoon should briefly touch the low 50s. clear ski by 6:00, down in the 40s by then. sunset at 5:14. midnight near 40. dawn tomorrow mid-30s with clouds around and partly cloudy the rest of tuesday, looks like another mild day tomorrow, afternoon highs climbing into the low 50s. then a bit chillier on wednesday, morning lows near 30, afternoon highs climbing to the mid-40s. looks to be partly cloudy on wednesday. thursday increase clouds. low pressure coming in from the southwest coming up our way bringing rain it looks like by thursday afternoon and evening. highs near 40. that rain may linger on friday and drink out friday afternoon. for a dry saturday to follow, highs near 40. rather chilly friday and saturday could get more rain on sunday. ashley, good morning, how is the monday traffic? >> as we travel around the capital beltway we do have
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accident activity. let's take a look at the beltway. pace is fine. this is the view at 202. head lights continuing down towards the wilson bridge. the accident activity is the inner loop blocking the exit ramp to westbound central avenue. not causing a big delay. more or less just a headache for drivers. now as you travel along 66, i come bearing good news. no major tie ups. you're rolling full steam ahead out of gainesville to centreville from manassas. keep in mind due to the federal holiday marc trains and vre trains are not running and hov restrictions are lifted except for route 50 in maryland where they are always active. joe and eun, back to you. local school children may have come in contact with a rabid calf. health officials are trig to alert parents after a farm in maryland tested positive for
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rabies. a lot of school kids visited the center. health officials are asking anyone who might have come in to contact with the animal since december 21st to call them. some miracles are emerging from the countless tragedies in haiti. one much those miracles involves an american woman trapped beneath the rubble that used to be a supermarket. she was trapped for days. that hope toledo a very happy ending. >> reporter: 110 hours after the quake, the collapse five story supermarket gave up a miracle. a 7-year-old girl and another, a man in his 20s still alive. and hours later, a woman emerged, did he hydrated, covered in dust but remarkably unscathed. the teams from turkey and south florida went through the concrete slabs, handing her a bottle of water and a
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firefighter from florida slipped his hand from cold concrete to a warm body. >> she realized at that moment that she would survive. >> reporter: in a small strange world connection she lives in pen brook pines, florida. pen brook fines paramedic was the team member who first reached her. >> i did not know she's from pembrook pines. >> reporter: another team member here also from her home town fire department. >> no better feeling in the world. >> reporter: in south florida her two boys got an early morning call telling them their mother was alive and now free. >> her knees are injured from just being on her knees for five days. but other than that she's absolutely fine. just wonderful news. >> reporter: the turks came and stuck with it. when they confirmed life, they joined. now they confirmed two more are
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alive. the debris is shifting. survivors hanging on, praying they are the next miracle. kerry sanders, nbc news, port-au-prince, haiti. >> very scary but wonderful stories coming out. reminds you how small the world really is. >> imagine the phone call from the rescuers saying your mom say live. wonderful. a rare story in a city that has been tormented by sickness and death. >> earthquake survivor names her baby in honor of the medical crew who helped her delivery. take a look at this video of israel and his mother. he was born yesterday at a field hospital built by the israeli army in port-au-prince. the doctor who delivered israel said his name would serve as a reminder of the first baby born in the israeli field hospital. that's wonderful. next at 6:00 a.m. how you can provide a big helping hand to the haitian embassy. >>ahead, breaking news, intense
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violence overseas. the taliban claims
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struggling to survive, relief slowly makes its way into haiti where more than 60 people have been rescued from the rubble. i'm eun yang. >> good morning to you. i'm joe krebs. it's monday, january 18, 2010. let's take a live look outside right now. looks like we have some clouds above us there. 41 degrees. mild temperatures. but the rain has moved out. so that's nice compared to yesterday. wonder if we'll get some sun today. >> yes, indeed. sunrise is still about an hour and a half away. the cloud cover still remains a bit from the soaking rain we had on sunday. thankfully for all the events and ceremonies honoring dr. king today we should have dry
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weather. 41 in washington. in prince george's county near 40 degrees. near 40 as well in montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties. we're above freezing all around the region, near 40 eastern shore. temperatures in the mid-to-upper 30s this morning. the rain is over southern new england and pulling off to north and east. behind that drier air will move in. increasing sunshine. highs low 50s. within out of the northwest gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour. another mild day tomorrow. turning a bit cooler wednesd and thursday. how is the traffic? >> good morning. due to the federal holiday vre and marc service is suspended and hov restrictions are lifted. you can utilize those on 95, dulles told road, 66. let's look at 95 out of springfield. no problems to report. we have problems at braddock road over the beltway. elsewhere as you travel around the capital beltway this is 270 at father hurley no problems. as you can see out of germantown
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you're cruising along 270. no big problems. joe and eun, back to you. taliban militants attack the presidential palace and government ministry buildings in a series of coordinated attacks in kabul. five people are dead. 40 injured in these attacks. jim miklaszewski has the latest from kabul. >> reporter: as you can see, hours after the initial blast the smoke from those suicide bombs in the heart of the capital can still be seen rising above the city. the first of the bombs went off at 9:30 in the morning local time marry the presidential palace and several ministries. first responders, emergency workers and police came under heavy fire from taliban sharpshooters who positioned themselves on the roof tops and on upper floors of the marketplace nearby. ultimately, another suicide bomber driving a ambulance set off another blast.
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western intelligence officials are report, however, that there still may be a good number of taliban suicide bombers still on the loose somewhere in the capital and this fight here in kabul may be far from over. jim miklaszewski, nbc news, kabul, afghanistan. a desperate situation still unfolding in haiti. now there's growing frustration that much needed aid is not getting to earthquake victims fast enough. already there are 5,000 u.s. troops in the region. 2,000 more marines are expected to arrive today. nearly six days after the quake there are still live rescues taking place but that time is quickly running out. brooke hart joins us now with more now from capitol hill. good morning. >> reporter: overall the effort is slow going. aid is just starting to get to those in need. more than five days after the quake the rubble is still giving up survivors. four hours of patient work.
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and virginia rescuers pulled a u.n. worker to safety. >> he wasn't trapped physically around his body. he was trapped in an area. physically he's in good shape. >> reporter: miracles too out of a collapsed five story market. rescuers found a woman. her son in south florida got the news. >> her knees are injured for being on her knees for five days. other than that she's absolutely fine. >> reporter: it was a team from her home town fire department that first reached her. >> die not know that she was from pembrook pines and than the amaze approximately >> reporter: the good news is rare. desperation in haiti is at a boiling point. >> there's no order, there's no security. anything can go down. >> reporter: there's growing competition for water and for fuel. orphaned children wait. u.s. paratroopers are delivering food. need and tension are up. >> there's incasing incidents of security and we are going to have to deal with it as we go
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forward. >> reporter: haiti is on american's minds, in churches and among celebrities wearing pins at the golden globes gala. mindful of the quake's climbing toll. today former president clinton arrived in haiti. he'll meet with haiti's president. he's officially in charge. his cabinet is forced to meet outside on plastic chairs. in washington, brooke hart, nbc news. back to you. even here in washington you can be a hero for thousands ever earthquake victims, the haitian embassy needs your help preparing supplies for haiti. megan mcgrath is live outside in the embassy right now in northwest washington on what you can do. >> reporter: good morning. groups coordinating with the haitian embassy had a collection point here at the embassy and
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the turnout was extraordinary yesterday. hundreds and hundreds of people came with all kinds of items, clothing, food, water, other supplies. in fact, the outpouring was so great the embassy is now asking for help, they need volunteers to help them sort through everything and prepare it for shipment. the response has been tremendous. people seeking to help came to the haitian embassy with bags of clothing, food and water and other relief supplies. >> we came out. we had single lines. within an hour we had three lines deep on mass avenue going past k street almost up to the white house, and we're just very humble. >> reporter: with so many donations, the embassy is asking for help. they need volunteers to sort through all the bags and separate the items into categories. the supplies will then be shipped to port-au-prince, where nearly a week after the earthquake the situation is still desperate. >> we're hearing that the physicians in haiti do not have basic supplies.
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penicillin is at a critical shortage right now. >> reporter: folks who want to volunteer should gather at 10:30 this morning at 19th a massachusetts avenue. that's on the campus of the former d.c. general hospital. the embassy is coordinating with the state department. they are trying to figure out how to ship the items over to port-au-prince. no timeline but they want to make sure servicing ready when they get tgd. they are asking volunteers to come in, go through the bags and take a look at all items that were donated so they can organize them and get them to the people who need them the most. if you can't make to it the sbae you can still help the people of haiti. log onto our website, nbcwashington.com and can you find a list of legitimate organizations that are collecting donations much search the word help once you get to the site. also a link in the middle of our
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home page. today people around the country honor the life and legacy of martin luther king jr. here in washington a peace walk will begin at 9:00 this morning on martin luther king jr. avenue in southeast. at 12:30 people will gather outside of the 10th street baptist church in northwest and walk to the african-american civil war memorial for a wreath laying ceremony. all day d.c. community event will be held outside of the king jr. public library in northwest washington. >> even after the worst recession in generations, life in america is not even close to being as brutal as it was back then for so many. that's the legacy of dr. king and his movement. >> president obama spoke about martin luther king jr. while attending service at the vermont avenue baptist church in northwest washington this weekend. he said that people cannot give up on advocacy or activism. he also said dr. king's legacy can serve as reminder to every american never lose hope.
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coming up why you might get money back from metro if your train is late. ahead the new found freedom for a man who tried to kill the pope nearly 30 yes. find out how long these warm temperatures might stick around. your weather and traffic
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time for weather and traffic on the 1s. good morning. now 42 degrees in washington. prince george's county near 40. in the upper 30s to near 40 in
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montgomery, arlington and fairfax counties and from fran conia, glendale and wheaton, considerable cloudiness that's lingering from the rain storm on sunday. highs reaching low 50s. partly cloudy highs low 50s again tomorrow. wednesday should be partly cloudy and a bit cooler. highs in the mid-40s. rain on thursday. house the monday traffic? >> good morning. starting off pretty quietly as far as volume is concerned. in great shape. 95 no big problems. as you do travel around the capital beltway, here's a view of it. right there at connecticut avenue a little bit of police activity on the shoulder. it won't slow you down. we have some issues to speak of around the capital beltway. there was police activity involving an abandoned vehicle. working accident activity on the inner loop of the capital
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beltway at westbound central avenue. joe and eun, back to you. if you're heading to work today you can be in for a long ride on metro. the major delays coming up this morning. >> president obama's effort to save a senate and possibly his health care bill as well. we're learning more about the ongoing negotiations to sell the wizards following
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good morning. i'm kimberly suiters. here are the top stories in the
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news for today. in kabul, afghanistan at least five people including a child were killed. nearly 40 wounded in a taliban attack. gunmen wearing suicide vests and one driving an ambulance rigged with a bomb launched a coordinated assault on the palace and ministry building. militants were holed up inside a burning shopping center that was surrounded by security forces. more could be luck on the loose. a full report coming up at 6:30 this morning. tuesday military looking to create more entry ways into haiti this morning. getting water, food and medical supplies to victims of the earthquake frustrating for some like doctors without borders. they report there is little sign of significant aid distribution. many organizations blame the u.s. military for the supply bottleneck at the port-au-prince airport. and today the haitian embassy is asking for you assistance. over the weekend the embassy put out a call to you to donate supplies. you answered that call.
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dropping off thousands you items. now the task of organizing it all, you'll want to head over to 19th and massachusetts southeast if you would like to help. with the martin luther king holiday acday of service we imagine many people will. joe and eun, back to you. an alert for metro riders on tread lines. crews are doing track work on white flint and medical stations. grosvenor-strathmore station is closed and tracee wilkins is live at white flint metro station with what that means for you. good morning. >> reporter: good rning. what that means is that you will have to come above ground and take a free shuttle. they have plenty of them lined up. folks have been piling into these shuttles and moving on to their next lotion. we have policemen of folks going to work on this holiday and a good day they have these shuttles in place for them. traffic today is definitely lighter than it is on a regular day so this is the time for them to get that work done. this is rehabilitation work going on the red line.
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you can ride metro between white flint and medical center there are free shuttles to get you between the two. a portion of this work on the red line is part of a larger multiyear red line rehabilitation work that will run through 2013. as it stands things are running just fine and on time. i'm tracee wilkins, live in white flint. >> any idea how long it takes to get between those stations? >> no. but you know it's no time at all. you're going right down the street there. what they are allowing is an extra 30 minutes for folks to hoff in between the two because it's affecting minor delays. their timing for all of that, trying to make that work if you were sti underground. they are doing the best they can to get folks through here as quickly as possible. you may get a refund the next time you wait too long for
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your metro train. metro is considering changing its refund policy. according to the transit agency's finance manager metro needs to give something back to its customers especially in light of fare increases. metro has a fare refund policy. fares were waived five times last year and only for major service disruption. a man returning from haiti set off a security scare at jfk airport in new york when he walked through a restricted door and set off an alarm. he's been arrested and charged with trespassing. the 57-year-old brooklyn resident was arraigned sunday on charges including first degree criminal tampering and third degree criminal trespass. passengers were forced to get off planes and get re-screened. the man told investigators he did not mean to open the door. news today the turkish man who shot john paul the ii 30
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years ago is out of prison. he was released today after spending 29 years behind bars. there were many questions about the man's mental health. he claims the world will be destroyed this century. the pontiff met with him two years later and forgave him for the shooting. a special telecommunications that could have an impact on the fate of health care reform. the president went to boston over the weekend to support margaret coakley's campaign to replace the late senator edward kennedy. she's neck and neck with her opponent scott brown. democrats need coakley to win tomorrow to keep their 60 vote filibuster proof majority to pass health care reform. >> when the chips are down, when the tough votes come, on all the fights that matter to middle class families across this commonwealth, whos going to be on your side?
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that's what this race on tuesday is all about. >> republican candidate scott brown has pledged he'll vote against health care reform if he is elected. a four month, $133 million campaign to advertise the 2010 census begins today. the message to get people to mail back the questionnaires that will be sent out mid-march. the campaign is produced in 28 languages. the first television spot debuted last night during the broadcast of the golden globes. >> can washington capital owner soon be the owner of the washington wizards. he has until wednesday to buy the team and verizon center from the estate of abe pollen. he turned capital into one of the premier franchises in the national hockey league. "the washington post" said he's been image negotiations since january the 6th. >> it's just about 6:21.
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that means time for traffic and weather the 1s. >> let's go to tom kierein. >> today is going to be our sixth day in a row with above average temperatures after that cold wave we had earlier. this is a welcomed break. we have mild temperatures this morning. 42 in washington. in prince george's county it's near 40. montgomery, fairfax, arlington counties also near 40. 40 at the eastern shore. upper 30s out of the mountains and we had lingering clouds in the wake of the sunday rain but those clouds should break up as the day progresses. to upper marlboro, falls church, temperatures should climb into the upper 40s. partly cloudy tomorrow and low 50s. mid-40s on wednesday and partly cloudycould get rain on thursday. and into thursday night and on friday maybe some more rain, more rain on sunday. ho is the traffic? >> due to the federal holiday, vre and marc trains are suspended this morning and also
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hov restrictions have been lifted. keep that in mind. as we travel around the area, this is the 14th street bridge in and outbound. those headlights coming on in. 395 is in great shape. as we take a trip around the capital beltway no big issues. as you travel with those headlights making their way towards 270 volume is light pretty much the entirety of the capital beltway at this point in time. eun and joe, back to you. thanks. negotiations reportedly taking place between nbc, jay leno and conan o'brien. amazing story of how a woman survived for five days trapped inside a collapsed supermarket.
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the virginia couple accused of crashing a white house party hosted their own mega party in las vegas. tareq and michaele salahi were offered $5,000 for the event saturday night. according to politico they did not take the money and asked the nearly 3,000 party goers to nate to victims of the haiti earthquake. the salahis are scheduled to appear before the house homeland security committee on wednesday. conan o'brien's stint of the tonight show could be completed as early as today. the "new york times" reports
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that nbc and o'brien or close to an agreement. that deal would require network to pay $40 million to o'brien and some members of his staff. it would allow o'berry tone return to television by september, perhaps even sooner. breaking news overseas, taliban claims responsibility for a number of deadly bombings in kabul. supplies are slowly making their way to the island nation of haiti. the weather seems to be cooperating for the holiday. your forecast coming up next.
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breaking news. chaos in kabul this morning as the taliban launches a series of deadly attacks. hope and despair, rescuers pull an unprecedented number of survivors in haiti. frustration is growing on the island nation as aid is struggling to reach those who need at any time most. good morning and welcome back to "news4 today." i'm joe krebs. >> i'm eun yang. today is monday, january 18, 2010. martin luther king jr. day. we're taking a live look outside at 6:29. 42 degrees. a few clouds in the ski. but nothing like yesterday when the rains just kept coming down. >> it was a cold rain at that too. it was only around 40 degrees or so throughout much of the day. now this morning we're still hovering near 40. right now it's 42 in washington. prince george's county is near 40.
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and montgomery, arlington, fairfax counties also near 40 degrees there. and as we look at the view from space that rain that was over us yesterday is over southern new england. that's continuing to pull way from there. still considerable cloudiness lingering in the wake of that rain. increase sunshine for the events and ceremonies today. afternoon highs climbing in to the low 50s. but that wind will get a little blustery this afternoon, gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour out of the northwest and diminish tonight. temperatures tomorrow morning mid-30s. on tuesday partly cloudy, afternoon highs in the low 50s again. on wednesday looks like it will be a bit cooler, partly cloudy to mostly cloudy at times, highs reaching to mid-40s. upper 20s on thursday morning. increasing clouds on thursday with highs near 40. could get rain during the afternoon and evening. how is the monday traffic? >> good morning. due to the federal holiday, vre and marc trains are suspended. we also have hov restrictions lifted today. that affect drivers on 95, 66,
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395, dulles told road. all of those roadways are in great shape. out of splfld, 95 those headlights coming up leaving lorton to springfield and continuing to 395. we're not worried about volume. cruising past the pentagon to and across the 14th. 14th street bridge here, outbound span and the hovers headed in towards the city. volume around the area pretty good. volume not a factor. joe and eun, back to you. a rare miracle in the rubble of port-au-prince, haiti. rescuers pulled survivors from a collapsed supermarket yesterday more than 100 hours after last week's earthquake. among those pulled was an american woman whose children agonized about her condition in florida. they received a call yesterday
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telling them their mother is all right. two of the rescuers who rescued that woman from the supermarket were from that woman's home town in florida. >> more help is on its way to haiti. thousands of u.s. marines are expected to arrive today in port-au-prince to help relief organizations handout supplies. thers an increase in violence as victims become more spat for food and water. pan american organization believe 50,000 to 100,000 died in the quick. the haitian government believes the death toll sch higher. o is haitian embassy needs your help making sure the haitian people get relief. they collected donations for eight hours yesterday but now they need help in sorting and packing all those supplies they collected. news 4 megan mcgra is live right now outside of the embassy in northwest washington on what you can do today. good morning.
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>> reporter: the embassy had such a response that they are asking people to come in and volunteer today to help them sort through everything that was donated. take a look over my shoulder. the u-haul behind me is if you would with clothing, food, water and other things that will be shipped over to port-au-prince. but, again, it was a tremendous outpouring that they experienced yesterday, what was supposed to five hour collection was extended for several hours beyond that because so many people were coming and dropping things off. now they are going to need some help from volunteers today. the response has been tremendous. people seeking to help came to the haitian embassy with bags of clothing, food and water and other relief supplies. >> we came out. we had single lines. within an hour we had three lines deep on mass avenue going past k street almost up to the white house, and we're just very humble. >> reporter: with so many donations, the embassy is asking for help. they need volunteers to sort through all the bags and separate the items into
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categories. the pplies will then be shipped to port-au-prince, where nearly a week afr the earthquake the situation is still desperate. >> we're hearing that th physicians in haiti do not have basic supplies. penicillin is at a critical shortage right now. >> reporter: and volunteers are being asked to gather at 10:30 at 19th and mass avenue on the campus of what was formerly d.c. general hospital. the embassy is coordinating with the state department to have the items shipped over to port-au-prince. there's no timeline yet. they want to make sure everything is ready to go so they need help sorting through everything, putting them into categories, getting them into boxes so when they get the go ahead they will be ready to ship those items overseas. back to you. thanks very much. there are also other ways you can help the people of haiti. logon to our website at
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nbcwashington.com. you can find the list of legitimate organizations that are collecting donations. search the word help once you get to the site. there's also a link right in the middle of the home page to help you. the rabies alert in prince george's county, an animal at an educational center for elementary and middle school kids have tested positive for the deadly disease. >> the government task force that issued those controversial breast screening guidelines has new recommendations ou this time how to stop childhood obesity. >> find out how long these warm temperatures will stick around.
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. "the today show" is up next. let's go live to meredith vieira in new york to see what they are working on. >> good morning to you, eun. coming up, the mounting frustration in haiti over how to get aid to the people who need it most and also keep the peace. we're live with the latest. plus at least six people were pulled alive from the rubble on sunday. we'll share those jarring details of survival. those storieslusn a much lighter note complete coverage of last night's golden globes
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including the big hits and misses from the red carpet. that's when we get started on a honored morning right here on "the today show." let's get a check on our traffic and weather right now as we take a live look outside. we have some clouds still above us here in the nation's capital. mild temperatures, 42 degrees. big story this morning, those it has stopped raining. >> that's right. few clouds in the sky, we're expecting a nice day. let's check in with meteorologist tom kierein in the storm center to get an update on our work week forecast. >> that cold drilling rain on sunday is gone. in the wake of that we have clouds that linger this morning. temperatures in washington right near 40 degrees. elsewhere in prince george's coty it's near 40. montgomery, arlington, fairfax counties also near 40 degrees. in fact above freezing all around the region from tacoma the to mitchellville and
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colesville. still mostly cloudy. that storm system that gave us the rain is over new england. continuing to pull away from there too as the day progresses. these clouds will linger here. we'll see increasing sunshine as the day progresses and the winds will increase as well, gusting 20 to 25 miles per hour out of the northwest by later on this afternoon. we'll have sunshine back and dry weather for all of the ceremonies and events for martin luther king jr. day today. highs low 50s by mid-afternoon and then tomorrow another mild day. mid-30s in the morning, afternoon high/low 50s and partly cloudy, partly sunny on wednesday. cloudy as times. highs reaching to the mid-40s. wednesday increasing clouds. afternoon highs near 40. cold rain on thursday afternoon and evening. a look at friday and the weekend in ten minutes. how is the traffic? >> good morning. starting off relatively quiet around the region. it is a federal holiday.
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hov restrictions are lifted. that affects drivers on 95, 395, 66, dulles toll road. vre and marc trains are suspended due to the holiday. this is shady grove road at darnestown road. no problem. out of virginia volume on the increasen 95 but no major issues to report. you're still rolling at the posted speed limit at 95, leaving fredericksburg to springfield and 395 to and across the 14th is very quiet at this hour. back to you. . more on that breaking news out of afghanistan this morning. today taliban militants attack the presidential palace and government ministry buildings in a series of coordinated attacks in kabul. jim miklaszewski joins us now live from kabul with the very latest on this. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: joe, good to talk to you. despite the circumstances, as
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you can see the sky behind me now is clear but just a short time ago it was filled with smoke from suicide bombs, and the sound ever automatic weapons fired in what was probably the most highly coordinated attack launched against the capital here in kabul by taliban fighters for some time. according to officials as many as 20 taliban fighters, some driving suicide car bomb, others wearin suicide bomb vests attacked a multiple target near the presidential palace and shortly after the first of the suicide bombs went off, afghan forces were taking heavy fire from taliban >> iers who had taken up positions high above the street in the upper floors of a market nearby. now, fortunately, despite all the explosions and as much as four hours of heavy gunfire, casualties for now are reported to be pretty light about five afghans, as many as ten taliban
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fighters, 40 wounded. that death toll is expected to rise. now what officials herere saying is that despite the relative calm now the central city here in kabul remains under total lock down and western intelligence officials are telling us there still may be some taliban suicide bombers on the loose today. >> what does this say about the ability of president karzai to remain control over kabul? >> reporter: this series of attacks was very well timed by the taliban to send a very strong political message to the people of afghanistan. it occurred within earshot as president karzai was swearing in some members ever his new cabinet. and on the heels of a couple of weeks of relatively low levels of violence here in kabul and throughout the country and increasing claims primarily by the afghan government and some
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u.s. military officials that some progress was being made in stopping and turning around the momentum of the taliban fighters. so today's attack of not only well timed but as i said intended to send a strong political message to the people of afghanistan. >> indeed. thanks very much and please stay safe over there. thanks. >> reporter: wl do. and the winner is, find out who took home a golden globe award last night. >> if you're heading out be prepared to wait on metro. >> what you need to do to make sure your skin does not dry out during these long cold winter months.
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some news for your health this morning. with cold weather comes the hassle of dry skin. here's the best way to deal with it. >> i hate the cold and the reason we're so dry is because when the air is cold it doesn't hold moisture. >> reporter: no secret the wintry weather can wreak havoc on our skin. dermatologist dr. bernstein says the cold air sucks the moisture
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out of our bodies. the things that we do to stay warm can do more damage. >> what's the first thing you want to do in cold? hot showers. steam bath. can't really do it. you want warm showers. >> reporter: use a mild cleanser that doesn't strip the body of its natural oils like dove or olay. and after you get out of the shower, the doctor says moisturize before you even dry off while you have a thin coat of water on your body. >> the key is to put it on after the shower while you're wet. single most important part. it traps the water and pushes it into your skin. >> reporter: there are plenty of good inexpensive moisturizers to choose from. moisturize often. >> find one that works for you. >> reporter: he likes a moisturizer lactin. for really dry areas, nds, feet, lips. >> my favorite product for the
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winter, dermatologist duct tape. it has lanolin and traps water. >> ladies, you may not like this advice when it comes to shaving your legs and beating dry skin the less often the better during this frigid weather. >> thanks very much. government agency now recommends children and teens be screened for obesite during regular checkups. children can lose weight if they are put on a rigorous diet and behavioral therapy programs. childhood obesity can be treated, effective treatment programs include counselling for weight loss, healthyeating, physical activity and behavioral techniques. >> local school children may have come in to contact with a rabid calf.
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calf in accokeek, maryland was tested positive for rabies. anyone who may have come in to contact with the animal since december 21st to call them. that calf has since been euthanized. >> a commuter alert on metro rail. expect major delays. crews are doing track work between white flight and medical center. that means the grosvenor-strathmore station is closed. >> reporter: plenty of folks are piling on to these shuttles. above ground travel since we're having issues on the red line, but hopefully those will be taken care of sooner than later. a lot of repair going on to make metro better for folks. they have these free shuttles here. the holiday weekend track rehabilitation work on the red line is still under way.
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while yo can't ride metro between white flint and medical center there are free shuttles you can get on between the two and continue your ride underground then. a portion of the work on the red line is part of the larger multiyear red line rehabilitation project that will run through 2013. travel is expected to be back up and normal at 5:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. tracee wilkins live this morning. back to you. thank you very much. joe? >> gentleman well if it's an event in hollywood it must be studded with stars and one of the biggest star studded events the year took place last night, the best and brightest in tv and film hit the red carpet important the 67th annual golden globes.
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>> "avatar." >> lightning struck twice for james cameron, he did it again with "avatar." >> hopefully this is part of a trend of the acceptance of science-fiction as a dramatic form of entertainment. >> reporter: "the hangover" came away with top prize. >> a wonderful trip this film. we set out to make a funny comedy. to be here with all these people and just considered, it's amazing. >> reporter: another unexpected box office hit, "blind side" brought sandra bullock her first golden globe. >> look as i'm shocked as many people are that i've been this lucky and this blessed. i don't expect comg to win anything and i don't know what
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to make of it. >> reporter: jeff bridges was also a first time globe winner, best actor in a drama for playing a burned out country singer in "crazy heart." >> what i didn't expect was the emotion when i got that reception i got. that love and appreciation. it was a wonderful thing. >> reporter: sherlock homes brought robert downey jr. the best actor in a comedy or musical. >> she's always been my biggest supporter. she dn't directly say that matt damon was going to win, she said certain of the predictions seemed to be leading that way. >> reporter: meryl streep added to her golden globe legacy, seven overall now after winning for "julie and julia." >> from the hollywood foreign press who have seen me for 30 years in movies and they areot
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sick of me that means something to me. it really does. it's hard to remain new. >> reporter: even if winning awards is an old habit. the 2010 nbc 4 health and fitness expo was a big success. more than 85,000 people came out to the washington convention center this weekend. they took advantage o free medical screenings. they also attended fitness classes, healthy cooking demonstrations and a tv show casting call. people at the expo didn't think of their own well being. the nbc 4 booth collected more than $1800 that will be donated to help survivors of the haiti earthquake. great to meet a lot of you folks who came down to say hello. thank you for coming down there. >> a lot of fun. really a great event. >> met some families as far away from orange county, virginia. we had a lot of people coming in from prince george's county,
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charles county, montgomery and fairfax. it was great seeing you all. this morning all around the region we're drying out after yesterday's soaking rain and at this hour as we take a look at the temperatures, it's near 40 degrees in washington. montgomery, fairfax, prince george's, arlington counties now near 40. near 40 on the eastern shore out of the mountains in the upper 30s. view from space showing that rain storm from sunday now over eastern new england that's continuing to pull away. we still have a few clouds lingering across northern virginia and in maryland and district of columbia but those will break up as the day progresses. high pressure moves in from the midwest. no travel problems throughout most of the nation except the weesk flight delays from seattle to san diego and perhaps further east of there with snow. we'll have highs today reaching low 50s with lots of sun, blustery northwest wind. good weather for the martin luther king jr. day ceremonies and events. on tuesday and wednesday partly cloudy, tomorrow's highs low 50s. cooler on wednesday. rain on thursday. highs near 40, maybe rain
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lingering on friday as well. sunny saturday and chilly near 40. more rain on sunday. how is the traffic? >> good morning. let's take a look around the area. keep in mind it's a federal holiday, the hov restrictions are lifted. vre and marc are not running. as we take a trip around the capital beltway, beautiful shot. headlights coming out of virginia. volume not a big factor for drivers this early morning. we had a couple of beltway accidents earlier. still on the inner loop blocking the exit to westbound central. no major delay. clearing accident activity at the gw parkway. just before that camera shot it was on the right shoulder. back to you. more now on that breaking news out of afghanistan where a series of taliban suicide attacks left five people dead includinge ing ing a child and three dozen others injured. the bombings were followed by
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three hours of a gun battle. afghan president karzai sai security has been restored. >> now to the latest on the rescue efforts in haiti and more pep from the u.s. is on its way. about 2,000 marines should arrive off the coast of port-au-prince later today. they will be helping relief organizations give out supplies to survivors. the reinforcement comes as violence increases in port-au-prince with fires becoming frustrated with food and water shortages. >> some supplies from our area should soon be on their way to haiti. >> officialseed your help to make sure those supplies get there. megan mcgrath is live outside the haitian embassy in northwest washington with more what you can do to help. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. they do need some help as a result of collection spot that was opened here on massachusetts avenue in front of the haitian embassy. there was a call for relief supplies and the response to that call was soremendous that they now are asking for
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volunteers to step in today to help sort through some of the donations or all of the donations, take inventory of what they have, help them box it up and get it ready for shipment over to haiti. so volunteers are being asked to gather at 10:30 this morning on the old campus of d.c. general hospital, again 10:30 this morning to help out. back to you. thanks very much. >> thank you. >> that is "news4 today." thank you for starting your day with us. >> we hope to see you tomorrow morning starting at 4:55 a.m. boss: so word's gettin' out that geico customers could save even more on their car insurance
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